I know that this is old news; however, Carlton Pearson has decided to bend the true Gospel of Jesus Christ because one of his close friends is gay and his grandparents backslide and died adulterers and drunkards. He is even quoted as saying the “Bible is paper and ink and shouldn't be an idol.” Then why is he still preaching from the Bible? The devil will always be a liar. (Sidebar: I do not care if your Moma starts preaching another gospel. If it is not the Gospel of Jesus Christ as written in the New Testament, then please do not follow it. Don’t get it twisted. You are to conform into the image of Christ. Christ or his Gospel does not conform to your sinful lifestyle)
Faith is not rational. Faith is a matter of acceptance and receiving. Jesus never reasoned with the devil. When approached by the devil, he simply responded, “It is written” and then quoted the Word of God or Holy Scripture. If Holy Scripture says it, that settles it for me.
I want to make sure you ALL understand that God is a God of love as equally he is a God of judgment. There is Good (holiness) and Evil. There is Right and Wrong. There is a HEAVEN and HELL.
Jesus tells us in Matthew 10:28, “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to DESTROY BOTH SOUL AND BODY IN HELL.” Is Jesus a liar?
The real problem is that people have taken the doctrine of God’s unconditional love and turned it in a license to sin. They RATIONALIZED that God loves them no matter what. Yes, God will love you all the way to hell.
The question is not does God love you. That issue is moot. That has already been established. In John 3: 16, Jesus said,
“For God so LOVED the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever BELIEVETH in him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that BELIEVETH on him is not condemned: but he that BELIEVETH NOT is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men LOVED DARKNESS rather than LIGHT, because their deeds were evil. For every one that DOETH EVIL HATETH THE LIGHT, neither cometh to the light, LEST HIS DEEDS SHOULD BE REPROVED. BUT he that DOETH TRUTH COMETH TO THE LIGHT that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.” Selah.
The real question is do you love God; and if you do, you would then keep his commandments (John 14:15). Once you have a true encounter with the Holy Spirit and the true living Jesus Christ, your life will never be the same unless you choose to backslide – then your life will end up in a worst state (Matthew 12: 43 -45 and Luke 11:24-26)..
There is a two-part process: Salvation and Sanctification. Salvation is a gift. Before you can receive salvation, you must repent (have change of mind, heart and action) from sin and realize that you need Jesus (a Savior) to do so. You cannot reform or redeem yourself from evil. In essence, you must recognize the evil in your life and then stop practicing it (including political correctness) by the power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in you. Sanctification requires the renewing of the mind daily with and submitting to the Word of God. That is, you begin to think and act like Jesus by submitting to the Holy Spirit.
If you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then he must be Lord over your entire life. This includes your appetite, sexuality, money, conduct, motives, personal pursuits etc. In a nutshell, if Holy Scripture says it is wrong, then it is wrong. If the Holy Scripture says it is right, then it is right. Period. We do not need man’s opinion.
The problem is that many people (including so-called Christian) that are like the Rich Young Ruler in Matthew 19: 16-26 and Luke 18: 18-24. They do not want to give up gluttony, adultery, homosexuality, fornication, adultery, money, drugs, alcoholism, wild partying, riches, excessive lifestyle, friends, position, witchcraft, vain ambition, pride, and any other sin or idol to serve Christ with their entire heart.
Choose this day who you will serve. Choose this day who will be lord of your life. Selah.
For a good commentary on the error of Carlton Pearce please go to Let’s Reason.